The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The definitive collection of Emerson's major speeches, essays, and poetry, The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson chronicles the life's work of a true "American Scholar." As one of the architects of the transcendentalist movement, Emerson embraced a philosophy that championed the individual, emphasized independent thought, and prized "the splendid labyrinth of one's own perceptions." More than any writer of his time, he forged a style distinct from his European predecessors and embodied and defined what it meant to be an American. Matthew Arnold called Emerson's essays "the most important work done in prose."--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2000.
ISBN: 9780679783220
0679783229
Characteristics: xvii, 850 pages ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Atkinson, Brooks 1894-1984.

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